Has anyone experienced a runny nose & cold symptoms with amitrpyline?????

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I have put a few posts on here, but i just wondered if anyone else has had these symptoms with amitrpyline??

I have been taking them for tension migraine for 2 weeks & now feel full of a cold. I have sore throat & feel like i have lots of catarh dripping down my throat & it's just awful. Also i can't go 10 mins without my nose running. I now have bleeding sores up my nose sad which really are sore. Feel very groggy & have no energy at all.

Am i going mad or has anyone else had this & if so will it improve???


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    Hi there,

    I had sinus issues while on amityline but don't know if it was coincidence or not, I ended up on nasal sprays, decongestants and eventually had sinus surgery.

    I then cut my amitrptyline down and went gluten free and my sinuses are amazingly much better.

    My sinus problems just appeared and now I have read your post maybe that is why they started, hmmmm!

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    Sounds like side effects, I would stop taking it and tell your doctor. It can't be working very well anyway...
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    Thank you very much for you're replies.

    I know it cannot be good for me can it & i'm almost certain it is these tablets. I'm just at a loss as i have tried various treatments for my migraines with little result & don't want a side effect of a cold while on them sad

    Has anyone had anything that actually helped with migraines please do let me know if so as i'm in such a mess with feeling unwell on a daily basis.



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    I've been given fioricet this week, I hear it works wonders, just not for me. My Dr said it's trial and error to find what works. He also said since I've had my migraine for months straight it's going to be hard to get rid of. Try fioricet, they can also do steroid injections in the back of your head to block the nerves, if that's where it is originating from.
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    HI Butterfly,

    I know it is very frustrating and a constant battle and at the moment I am trying to get on top of mine.

    I came off Amitrptyline as when on a higher dose I felt detached from the world and it was not helping much with my daily issues with migraine, especially vertigo.

    My breakthrough came with Pizotifen, but now I am again having issues with my hormone hemiplegic migraines, and am on a mission to beat them so I can lead a normal life.

    At the moment I take 3mg of pizotifen and that keeps the vertigo at bay and the daily ones.

    I have cut out a lot from my diet, including, red meat, gluten, sugars, sweets etc and processed food.

    Most of my dishes are egg, chicken, fish, rice, fruit and veg and nuts - still lots of possible meals

    I was taking omega 3 (only seven seas work for me) and centrum multi vitamin.

    I have just added b2, magnesium citrate and feverfew to this and am hoping that will make a difference although it can take 3 months

    I have topiramate to try and verapamil - both have horrible side affects and i tried a few days and then decided that i will just stick to my diet and supplements as my job is ending soon and then if no change i will try them, although i really don't want too!

    I am experimenting with asprin too at the moment so will see how that goes.

    I have read so many threads online but think we need a thread of what we are doing and the outcome so we can have a list of possibilities and ideas to help people, what do you think?

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